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House Proceeding 02-23-10 on Feb 23rd, 2010 :: 4:02:05 to 4:06:05
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Corrine Brown

4:01:48 to 4:02:09( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: states the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentlelady from florida, ms. brown and the gentleman from louisiana, mr. cao each will control 20 minutes. ms. brown: i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their

Corrine Brown

4:02:05 to 4:06:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Corrine Brown

4:02:10 to 4:02:31( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: remarks and include additional materials on house resolution 1085. the speaker pr objection. ms. brown: i yield myself such time as i may consume the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. brown: it is a privilege to offer this resolution during black history month honoring african americans' contributions to transportation and infrastructure in america.

Corrine Brown

4:02:32 to 4:02:53( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: african americans have played an instrumental role in developing and improving the transportation and infrastructure of the united states. african americans have made significant and far-reaching influence on all modes of transportation, leading to major improvements in operational, safety and security on our railroads, airways and highways.

Corrine Brown

4:02:54 to 4:03:15( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: the cost of the contribution of the pioers, thousands of young people have been inspired to a higher calling. without their contributions, we wouldn't have the bicycles, safety gates on bridges, turning signals, automatic traffic signals, air conditioned trucks and rail cars, automatic transmissions and hundreds of other inventions that make

Corrine Brown

4:03:16 to 4:03:37( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: transportation safer and more efficient for everyone. transportation also has a storied history in the civil rights movement. everyone knows that rosa parks refused to move to the back of the bus and was one of the defining moments for equal rights for people of color. when i was elected to congress

Corrine Brown

4:03:38 to 4:03:58( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: in 1992, along with congresmen hastings and meks, we were the first african americans to serve since reconstruction. i'm honored to serve as chair of the subcommittee on railroads, pipelines and hazardous materials. seven on the transportation and infrastructure committee has

Corrine Brown

4:03:59 to 4:04:19( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: allowed me to provide good jobs, expand economic development and new transportation options for the people of my district, my state and throughout the united states. today, on the transportation and infrastructure committee, african americans members serve four chairs in six subcommittees along with the chairman and

Corrine Brown

4:04:20 to 4:04:41( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: other members, we are working to restore fairness for minorities and women in our transportation systems. we all do our part to suport the nation's transportation system and we deserve a seat at the table so we can build and design the systems of the future. i also compare it to my grandmother's swee potato pie,

Corrine Brown

4:04:42 to 4:05:03( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: we all deserve a slice of the pie. it is our duty to ensure that minorities and women-owned businesses are able to compete for contracts as we spend billions of federal dollars on transportation projects. the tragic of haiti and the gulf coa shows how critical our transportation systems are to protecting our citizens.

Corrine Brown

4:05:04 to 4:05:24( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: without it, we are often helpless. too often we take our infrastructure for granted, but it is what separates a superpower from a third-world country. i would like to talk about the transportation of our economy. transportation projects put people to work, create economic

Corrine Brown

4:05:25 to 4:05:46( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: development and provide - create jobs beter than -- let me repeat that, nothing creates jobs better than the infrastructure projects. in fact, the 34.4 billion in recovery act for transportation projects created 250,000 direct

Corrine Brown

4:05:47 to 4:06:05( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: jobs and 76 indirect jobs. we are standing on the shoulders of those pionering giants that came before us. we mustn't forget and give up the attitude that made these inventions and milestones possible. i would encourage all members to vote yes on this resolution and

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